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« on: 08/04/2008 00:10:27 »
Well I know we've got USA, UK, CANADA, and AUSTRILA who else is here?

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« Reply #1 on: 08/04/2008 00:57:00 »
Lightarrow (Alberto)and Iko (Enrico) are both Italian.

We did have a Belgian, and for a short while a couple of Finns.

Ofcourse, you may have to decide what a country is (I believe we have a Scot - but is Scotland a country [;)]).  Hadrian is Irish.

Then again, are you asking about country of residence, or country of birth, or nationality (some people may hold multiple passports)?  Alendrail (Monika) is resident in England, but is Swiss by birth, and Egyptian by marriage, and I have no idea which passports she carries.

We also did have a couple of Nigerians.
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« Reply #2 on: 08/04/2008 01:02:38 »
Mainly country of residence, but birth nation would be neat to know too. :). Ahhh I see. Ha wow

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« Reply #3 on: 08/04/2008 02:01:51 »
Stuart was living in the black forest of Germany but that was not his place of birth as I understood it.. I am not sure I remember where he was from...

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« Reply #4 on: 08/04/2008 07:54:34 »
Stuart was living in the black forest of Germany but that was not his place of birth as I understood it.. I am not sure I remember where he was from...

Stuart, I believe, was born British.

Eric, now I recall, was the Belgian (not sure if Walloon or Flem).

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« Reply #5 on: 08/04/2008 13:18:24 »
This is purdy interesting.

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« Reply #6 on: 08/04/2008 15:21:50 »
Seany, are you british born?
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« Reply #7 on: 08/04/2008 16:01:32 »
I'm South Korean.. Was born there too..
But I've lived in England for 9 years..
I speak fluent Korean though..
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« Reply #8 on: 08/04/2008 17:01:52 »
I've heard of people losing their first language when they move so young. Keep it up it is good to keep your cultural roots.
My Friend is Swedish and her children have lost their swedish. When they go back to visit relatives they feel slightly detached from their heritage. My kids were born in Denmark but we weren't there long enough for them to learn Danish. I think that is quite sad too.

Who lives the furthest from Cambridge, where the Forum is based?
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« Reply #9 on: 08/04/2008 20:19:17 »

Who lives the furthest from Cambridge, where the Forum is based?

I would imagine our Australian members.
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« Reply #10 on: 08/04/2008 20:27:40 »
Yes but which one???? That is what I want to know. I want an Aussie off competition. Come on, which of you lives furthest from Cambridge.

(There is no prize in the competition just lots of kudos)
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« Reply #11 on: 08/04/2008 20:29:53 »
Kudos spelt correctly, I note with pleasure.
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« Reply #12 on: 08/04/2008 21:12:07 »
You are never too old to learn.
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« Reply #13 on: 08/04/2008 21:39:03 »
Indeed, you can teach an old dog new tricks - as Paul Daniels proved with Debbie McGee  [:D]
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« Reply #14 on: 09/04/2008 00:56:27 »
I've heard of people losing their first language when they move so young. Keep it up it is good to keep your cultural roots.
My Friend is Swedish and her children have lost their swedish. When they go back to visit relatives they feel slightly detached from their heritage. My kids were born in Denmark but we weren't there long enough for them to learn Danish. I think that is quite sad too.

Who lives the furthest from Cambridge, where the Forum is based?

It's because my parents are korean and my mum doesn't speak English very well..
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« Reply #15 on: 09/04/2008 01:50:24 »
I didn't see an answer, but I beileve its in the UK somewhere.

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« Reply #16 on: 09/04/2008 12:29:37 »
Why would if be in the UK somewhere? It would be somewhere half way across the globe from cambridge
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« Reply #17 on: 09/04/2008 12:30:24 »
um where's that at> ha

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« Reply #18 on: 09/04/2008 19:00:26 »
Cambridge is in the UK, up from London and across from Oxford.
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« Reply #19 on: 09/04/2008 21:59:12 »
(I don't think I'd bother mentioning Oxford when describing the location of Cambridge...)  Up (north) from London, about halfway to The Wash.

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« Reply #20 on: 09/04/2008 22:23:13 »
Please do not mention Cambridge & Oxford in the same sentence. Oops, I did.  [:I]
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« Reply #21 on: 09/04/2008 22:33:54 »
Which is the team that always sinks in the boat race, you know the one with the wettest cox!
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« Reply #22 on: 10/04/2008 02:12:31 »
I thought so. Thanks guys.

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« Reply #23 on: 10/04/2008 20:09:56 »
"Cambridge is in the UK, up from London and across from Oxford."
IIRC Oxford was described as being up from Cambridge.

BTW, note to all Cantabrians, hard luck in the boat race- very unfortunate to have one of the eight fall ill just before the race.
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« Reply #24 on: 11/04/2008 09:10:22 »
"Cambridge is in the UK, up from London and across from Oxford."
IIRC Oxford was described as being up from Cambridge.

BTW, note to all Cantabrians, hard luck in the boat race- very unfortunate to have one of the eight fall ill just before the race.

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« Reply #25 on: 11/04/2008 16:21:25 »

Who lives the furthest from Cambridge, where the Forum is based?

I would imagine our Australian members.

Yes but which one???? That is what I want to know. I want an Aussie off competition. Come on, which of you lives furthest from Cambridge.

(There is no prize in the competition just lots of kudos)

The New Zealanders would have to be further away (if we have any), or better still, those who happen to live in the ocean off NZ's south east coast!...the furthest point on the Earth from Cambridge seems to be there, about 20,000km away on the surface. Melbourne's roughly 17,000km away, so not too bad...

(I like my kudos with froth on the side.) :P
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« Reply #26 on: 11/04/2008 16:26:55 »
This is completely off topic, except that it was triggered by the foregoing. I was in Oxford yesterday, showing a group of Sudanese visitors around. They were hugely disappointed there was not a single large building with a sign saying Oxford University that they could be photographed in front of. I pointed out that much of what they were seeing was the University. "Here is Trinity College, there is Ashmolean Museum, there's Magdalen, etc." What finally satisfied them was a shop with the name The Oxford University Shop in large letters on the front.

Anyway - on topic - Scottish/English hybrid, who considers himself European.
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« Reply #27 on: 11/04/2008 20:31:19 »
While in Oxford, you should've popped up the M40 & said hello to me. I live just outside Banbury.
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« Reply #28 on: 14/04/2008 23:24:19 »
This is completely off topic, except that it was triggered by the foregoing. I was in Oxford yesterday, showing a group of Sudanese visitors around. They were hugely disappointed there was not a single large building with a sign saying Oxford University that they could be photographed in front of. I pointed out that much of what they were seeing was the University. "Here is Trinity College, there is Ashmolean Museum, there's Magdalen, etc." What finally satisfied them was a shop with the name The Oxford University Shop in large letters on the front.

Anyway - on topic - Scottish/English hybrid, who considers himself European.

I think you should have given them a teddy bear to hold in their photos. Make sure it's got a name tag round its neck - "Mohammed"

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